I’m going to show you how to make a wind vane! What does a wind vane do? A wind vane tells you which way the wind is blowing
First you need two pieces of card. Out of one you cut an arrow shape. Use your scissors carefully!
Draw round your arrow on the other piece of card. Now cut out the second arrow with scissors.
Now you need an empty plastic bottle with a hole in the lid. You also need some glue, a straw and some masking tape.
Tape the straw to the arrow. Make sure the arrow balances on the straw like a seesaw. This is the hardest part!Then glue the two arrows together so they sandwich the straw.
Put some water in the bottle to stop it blowing over. Then push the end of the straw through the hole in the lid. Stick four pieces of masking tape on the bottle marked with N, E, S and W.
Take the wind vane outside and use a compass to make sure it is set up in the right direction. The arrow will point to where the wind is coming from!
Here, the wind is coming from the south. You can record the class results on this chart which is called a Wind Rose. North NW NE West East What does this mean? What about NE, NW and SW? SW SE South This PowerPoint and lesson are based on work by Ian Mitchell, The Green Egg Company, developed & edited by Amie Andrews for TLCP and Ali Ross, Sundog Energy.